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April 4, 2005
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
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Leading Ladies Brings Broadway to Kean University

UNION, N.J. ––The most talented female singers at Kean University will blend their voices to pay tribute to musical theatre’s greatest women in song in Leading Ladies on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. at Kean University’s Little Theatre.

The four songstresses, all Kean University students or professors, will perform solos, duets and ensembles, covering such Broadway classics such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of Oz; And I am Telling You from Dreamgirls, Buenos Aires from Evita, and Rose’s Turn from Gypsy. The performers are: Holly Logue, chair of and professor in the Department of Theatre, who is currently also a freelance soprano at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Cranford, N.J., and has appeared in several regional productions, most recently as the lead role in Kiss Me, Kate at Plays-in-the-Park in Edison, N.J.; Kristen Bussiere, graduate student and winner of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters 2004 Musical Theatre Competition, has also appeared in several regional musicals, including playing the lead roles in Plays-in-the-Park productions of The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan; Jennifer Vaughn is a graduating senior with a major in music, the star of Kean’s award-winning recruiting video, Step by Step, and has performed at Izzy Bar in Manhattan and Crossroads in Garwood, N.J. Completing the group is Susan Speidel, adjunct professor in the School of Visual and Performing Arts and graduate student, has performed with the Seattle and Portland Symphonies, is a frequent guest soloist with the Key West Symphonic Pops, and appeared in the off-Broadway review Olio as well as several productions at the Paper Mill Playhouse and the George Street Playhouse.

Kean University’s Little Theatre is located in in University Center at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J. Tickets are $20 for the general public; $17 for seniors; and $14 for children. Call 908-737-SHOW (7469) for more information or to make reservations. Black-and-white and color images are available upon request.